PHIL 359 - Law and Philosophy
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will analyze law and legal institutions from the perspective of moral and political philosophy. Topics covered will include the basis of our moral obligation to obey the law, the tension between social control and liberty (including specific liberties, such as freedom of speech and free exercise of religion), equality and discrimination, and the justification for punishing particular acts (such as drug use) and for imposing particular punishments (such as the death penalty). We will read works by historical figures as well contemporary legal philosophers, historians, and sociologists. We will also look at statutes and court decisions.

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PHIL 359 - Law and Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
12186
Open
6
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
12187
Open
1
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
12188
Open
1
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
22336
Open
1
 
-
MW 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
24667
Open
1
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
24668
Open
2
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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ISBN: 9780915144433
On liberty, Author: John Stuart Mill ; edited, with an introd., by Elizabeth Rapaport., Publisher: Hackett Pub. Co. 4. print. 1978
Required
ISBN: 9781465229335
Law and Philosophy, Author: Ishani Maitra and Elizabeth Anderson, eds., Publisher: Kendall Hunt 2013
Required
iclicker Remote for Student Responses in Classroom, available from the Computer Showcase in the Michigan Union and Pierpont Commons
Required
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